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Hi Doctor,

I just had a quick question about some stinging at the tip of my penis and a rash behind my testicles. About a week ago I developed a rash behind my testicles after going to the gym, I figured that it must be jock itch so I've been gold bonding morning and night up until today because I was able to buy some cream.  The mornings after using the gold bond I would wake up if a drop of some type of off white discharge on the tip of my penis(the gold bond was applied all over my groin area), when I went to urinate it would sting a little. Since I have the cream I've stopped the gold bond but the stinging is still there when I don't urinate a large amount and towards the end of my urination. I am in a committed relationship so I'm pretty sure its not an STD but I'm planning to get tested just in case, should I be worried about the stinging still?

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JP:

It isn't clear if the stinging at the tip of the penis is due to an infection or to what degree it may be related.  Persistent stinging indicates some residual inflammation.  It could also be a totally unrelated infection.  Since it is persisting, I would suggest you contact your local physician and have it checked.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

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Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

Experience

Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

Organizations
American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Publications
Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Education/Credentials
Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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